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Congratulations to Joe Degaetano achieved Platinum Life Master status (10,000 masterpoints) in September. The complete list of players who advanced in rank last month can be viewed here.


The North American Pairs (NAP) is a flighted national championship contested each year at the Spring NABC, which will be in Memphis next year. Each district provides representatives in each flight who are (believe it or not) paid to play there.

Important update: the date and location of the qualifying tournament for Flight A (open) have been set. It will be held in the Hartford area the weekend of October 27-28. The first qualifying session will be held at the Hartford Bridge Club on Saturday starting at 11 AM. Sunday's session will begin at Keeney Memorial Center in Wethersfield at 10 AM.

Important update #2:: The master points awarded to the winners have been increased signficantly. The winning pairs will receive 48 gold points (Flight A), 33.5 gold points (Flight B), and 7.5 gold plus 7.5 red points (Flight C). The gold points in Flight 3 have been increased by a factor of three.

The qualifier for Flight B (0-2500) will be held in Mansfield, MA, on the weekend of November 10-11. The qualifier for Flight C (0-500 Non-Life Master) will also be in Mansfield on November 10. The Conditions of Contest can be viewed here.

To play in any flight of the NAP one must first have qualifed at a club game held for that purpose throughout the summer months. 


A message from Peter Marcus, Tournament Director, to Club Directors:

At the Warwick Regional, I gave a presentation on the new laws.  Attendees gave me their names and email addresses so I could send them some materials from the ACBL and other bridge sources concerning the new laws. Unfortunately, I misplaced the pad where they wrote this contact information.

So, if you attended my presentation in Warwick, please email me at marcusp@att.net your name and email address and your club's name and location. I will send you the materials.

Also, for any other club directors, if you would like this information, please email me you name and email address and you club's name and location, and I will send it to you as well.

My apologies to the attendees for this error.


The Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA, will be the site of the Harvest Regional (November 7-11), the Flight B Qualifier for the NAP (November 10-11), and the Flight C Qualifier (November 10). The easiest way to make hotel reservations is to use this direct link. Click on the down-pointing arrowhead next to "Change Search" to select the dates for your stay.

The other way is to call 508-339-2200. This is different from the number on the flyer. Ask for Renee Leblanc and use BRG as your group code.


World Champion ... again! Karen McCallum played on the winning team in the Women Teams event at the World Bridge Series in Philadelphia. Congratulations!


Players who earn a new rank can expect to receive a congratulatory email from District Director Mark Aquino. Often they respond with stories, complaints, and/or suggestions. A few of this month's responses can be read here.


District 25 now subscribes to a service that provides online Bulletins (including results) for each day of our regional tournaments. This will be supplemented by a printed Bulletin that contains a great deal of information about bridge in New England and the tournament in particular. However, it will no longer contain results. Links to the online Bulletins are automatically sent to the email addresses of those attending. You can also find a list of all of the online Bulletins on this page. There are also links on the results page.

The online Bulletins also contain photos of winners of each strat of each event. The service can only include a photo if they have an image file in the appropriate format. If you would like to have your photo included, send a jpg file to FastResultsHelpDesk@gmail.com. The image must have a maximum height of 150 pixels, and the name of the file should be your ACBL player number. If you do not know how to do this, just send the photo to webmaster@NEBridge.org.

If your photo has appeared on the website within the last few years, and you would like it submitted to Fast Results, send an email to the webmaster. If you do not know if the website has your photo, check the index by player

The online Bulletin can also list the names and photos of players who achieve Life Master status at the tournament. If that milestone occurs, please send an email to the webmaster with the player's name and other details.

If you have any ideas for the printed Bulletin, or you would like to submit something for inclusion in it, contact the webmaster.


NEBC president Lois DeBlois has written a letter to New England's bridge players. You can read it here. Previous letters are available in the "Executive Committee" sub-tab of the "Officers & Admin." tab at left.


Election results: Bob Bertoni was chosen by the board members of the eight units to serve as the next District 25 Director.


The standings in every category of the 2018 Best in Class awards (most points at D25 events) can be seen here. They now include the results from Warwick.


A tab has been added at the left: "Tips for Tournaments." It contains links to short articles about playing in tournaments sponsored by District 25. Two of the articles are new. One serves as an introduction to playing in Regional Tournaments. The other concerns the new Continuous Victory Point Scales that will be used in some Swiss events.


Minutes: Carolyn Weiser, District 25's secretary, has provided minutes for the most recent meeting of the Executive Committee, the body that makes the most important decisions about the course of bridge in New England. You can read them here. The minutes for the latest Board of Delegates meeting are here. Note: Minutes are not posted until they have been approved, which generally happens at the next meeting. 

Minutes from all recent meetings as well as lists of members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Delegates can always be found under the "Officers & Admin." tab at left.


District 25 Schedule for 2018:
Flight A NAP, Hartford Area, October 27-28
Harvest Regional and Flight B and C NAP, Mansfield, MA,
   November 7-11


District 25 Schedule for 2019:
Presidential Regional, Cromwell, CT, February 13-18
Gold Mine Non-Life Master Regional, Sturbridge, MA, April 11-14
GNT District Finals, Sturbridge, MA, April 13-14
Keohane Senior Regional/Cape Cod Sectional, North Falmouth, MA
   April 24-28
Granite State Getaway, Nashua, NH, June 18-23
Ocean State Regional, Warwick, RI, August 27 - September 1
Harvest Regional, Mansfield, MA, November 6-10
NAP District Finals, Mansfield, MA, November 9-10


Winners Boards: NEBridge.org publishes photos of the winners of every strat in every event of every tournament sponsored by the district. Sad to say, the pages that contained the photos for 2014 and the first half of 2015 were lost in last summer's hardware catastrophe. However, the pages for all tournaments beginning with Hyannis in 2015 are available. The indexes have now been reconstructed.They are both available in the "Tournament Results" tab at left. The index by player can also be reached here. The index by tournament, date, and event is here. Please notify webmaster@NEBridge.org if you find any mistakes or want to submit a photo. It is never too late.


District 25 is definitely social. To keep up with the bridge news and gossip in New England check out our Facebook (NEBridge) page or follow us on Twitter (@NE_Bridge) or both. Twitter is very easy and non-threatening; for instructions on how to use it, just email webmaster@NEBridge.org.


New England Youth Bridge, Inc. has been working hard to showcase this great game to the video-game set. They urgently need our help. Details can be read here.


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